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The ultimate goal of my research program is twofold: (1) to characterize and understand the (neuro-)cognitive and affective processes underlying core aspects of social vision, aversive learning, cognition-emotion interactions, emotional reactivity, and pain perception, (2) to apply the basic knowledge of core processes obtained from studies of healthy populations to better delineate the dysfunctions of basic (neuro-)cognitive and affective processes in fear, anxiety, and pain.   

Main Research Topics:

1. Experimental psychopathology:

  • Biased threat processing in transdiaggnostic anxiety
  • Electro-cortical correlates of fear conditioning, extinction learning, and fear generalization
  • Neural correlates and differentiation of anticipatory anxiety and phasic fear
  • Contextual influences on face processing

2. Experimental pain research:

  • Affective modulation of pain
  • Affective and cognitive determinants of placebo and nocebo effects
  • Anticipation of pain and its relationship to anxiety
  • Regulation of acute pain


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